Road Tests Real world tests of 458 Italia vs S 63 AMG Coupé

0-60mph

458 Italia
3.3 s
S63 AMG
5.1 s

Top speed

458 Italia
202 mph
S63 AMG
155 mph

1/4 mile

458 Italia
11.1 s
S63 AMG
13.74 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ferrari 458 Italia

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari 458 Italia

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 11.1 s vs 13.74 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 202 mph vs 155 mph 47 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
A lot faster to 60mph 3.3 s vs 5.1 s More than 35% faster to 60mph
Significantly lighter curb weight 3,439 lb vs 4,806 lb Around 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Sticky cornering g 1.02 g vs 0.84 g More than 20% sticky cornering g
Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupé

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Significantly more torque 663 ft-lb @ 3,750 RPM vs 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM More than 65% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 5,461 cc vs 4,499 cc More than 20% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

458 Italia  vs
S 63 AMG Coupé 
Brand Ferrari Mercedes-Benz
Price 225,000 139,500
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2014
City mileage 9 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 15 MPG 23 MPG

design

Body style 2-seat Berlinetta Sedan
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD 4x4
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Continuously-variable Traditional
# of gears N/A 7
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link, Independent Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 15.7 in Cross-drilled Disc 15.39 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 14.2 in Cross-drilled Disc 14.41 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 235/35 20 255/40 20
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Alloy
Rear wheels 295/35 20 483/? 241
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Alloy

road tests

458 Italia  vs
S 63 AMG Coupé 
Top speed 202 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s 13.74 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 5.1 s
Lateral acceleration 1.02 g 0.84 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.03 lb/hp 8.33 lb/hp
Maximum hp 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM 577 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 663 ft-lb @ 3,750 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 feet 40 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

engine

Displacement 4,499 cc 5,461 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 10:1
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3.19 in 3.86 in / 3.56 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,439 lb 4,806 lb
Width 76.3 in 74.8 in
Height 47.8 in 58.8 in
Length 178.2 in 206.5 in
Front track width 65.8 in 63.9 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 124.6 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes No
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